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Sandy Actors Theatre Presents “The Alibis”

By Sandy Actors Theatre

Sandy Actors Theatre Presents “The Alibis”

On Friday, February 16, Jonathan Dorf’s comedy “The Alibis” will open at Sandy Actors Theatre, with performances continuing every Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m., through March 10. Preview Night will be Thursday the 15th.

When eccentric billionaire J. Leslie Arlington is murdered, a clueless detective finds the suspects are all reluctant to admit their alibis – because they were all committing other ridiculous crimes at the time. You never know what’s coming next when the suspects include disgruntled chefs, teen detectives, and vengeful divas but one thing’s for certain: Every alibi is absolutely absurd.

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8th, the Wy’East Artisans Guild (affiliated with SAT) will present their Gallery Opening “It’s A Mystery.” At 7:30 p.m., immediately following the opening, guests are invited to a reception and a full preview presentation of the play. Donations to the theater and guild are most appreciated.

Tickets for adults are $20.00; senior citizens and veterans $18.00; and children $15.00. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Concessions are $2.00.

Sandy Actors Theatre (SAT) is located behind Ace Hardware in Heritage Plaza, 17433 Meinig
Avenue. For additional information, please visit or find us on Facebook. Additional parking is available across Meinig Avenue from the theater in the Sandy River Center. Please join us.

Hanna Lily Russell has been passionate about acting, performing, and the theater as long as she can remember. In the eighth grade she portrayed Mrs. Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol,” then went on to letter in drama in high school. She plays three roles in “The Alibis.” She is Quinn, a mother; Carlotta, a teenage detective/thespian; and Sue, a sous-chef. Hanna played a pivotal role, Stacy, in SAT’s last production, “A Nice Family Christmas.” She counts the theater as one of her life’s works.

Chris Canné has delighted audiences at SAT with his long gray beard and studied Walter- Brennan-like delivery. Harkening back to François Leclerc du Tremblay, the right-hand man of Cardinal Richelieu, Canné is known to some as “The Grey Eminence” of Sandy Actors Theatre.

He has performed as Marley’s Ghost and the Ghost of Christmas Present in “A Christmas Carol,” as well as several roles in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” His latest success was the role of Piney in “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” last September.

If Chris Canné is the Eminence Grise, Anita Sorel is the Grande Dame of Sandy Actors Theatre. Before she came to SAT and joined the Board of Directors some 12 years ago, she had acted in numerous productions far and wide, including at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and in “Search for Tomorrow,” the television soap opera. Sorel sometimes returns to New York to teach aspiring actors. She plays four characters in “The Alibis,” showing up as the deceased billionaire, his housekeeper, a senile grandma and a thief with a Brooklyn accent.

She says if you really want to act, don’t give up — and don’t do it for the money.

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